The drumstick tree is usually low maintenance tree requiring very little water and fertilizer. However, it has a brittle stem, which makes it easily susceptible to gusty winds.
They grow quickly even in poor soil and bloom 8 months after planting.
For those gardeners who do not live in tropical or subtropical climates, moving moringa plants indoors during cool weather will be necessary. Luckily, they adapt well to container growing.
After Moringa planting, moringa plants benefit from a light application of a general, all-purpose fertilizer to help support growth. Once established, moringa plants do not require regular fertilization.
Almost all parts of moringa plants are edible, from the roots to the leaves and flowers, to the large pods and seeds that grow from the branches. The leaves are often cooked like a vegetable or steamed for tea, while the ground pods are used for curries and the oil extracted from the seeds can be used for cooking, and in perfumes and soaps.
Moringa plant are fast-growing, deciduous trees that are native to India and Bangladesh. Once established, they are drought resistant, and they can tolerate extreme temperatures as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit.